Monday, July 13, 2015

FG Ignores Concerns, Pushes Controversial Wire-Tap Programme


Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is pressing forward with so-called 'lawful interception’ which will give the NCC and security agencies powers to intrude into private communications of Nigerians such as telephonic calls, e-mail messages and SMS in the name of enhancing national security; prevention of crime committal; and facilitating criminal investigations.

Some lawyers claim that lawful interception has a strong legal basis, but most Nigerians are worried that that the provision of surveillance and interception capabilities would facilitate human rights abuses by security forces in a country like Nigeria.

Read more.

No comments:

Post a Comment